Sublime Point Lookout
With spectacular views over Wollongong’s beautiful beaches, Sublime Point Lookout is well worth the 850m walk. Take in views of the Illawarra Escarpment, the surrounding rainforest, the Pacific Ocean and the coastline. There are also public barbecues and picnic tables situated at the lookout.
Situated just north of Wollongong, the coastal town of Bulli is a beautiful historical village found at the foot of steep coastal escarpment. Its name comes from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘two mountains.
The Bulli region is known for beautiful natural features. Bulli Beach is an idyllic stretch of sand backed by dunes, a large park and the Bulli Beach Tourist Park which features camping and caravan facilities. Swimming on the beach should be done at the north end between the yellow and red flags. The beach is also known for consistent surf conditions.
Nearby Sandon Point Beach is another gem. Surrounded by bushland, there’s also a large reserve for picnicking located right on the beach. Take the time to tackle the Sublime Point Lookout walk, a challenging hike that ends with 180 degree views over the sea, rainforest and the 17 beaches that span the coastline south to Wollongong. The lookout is also accessible on the Princes Highway.
Another major attraction is the beginning of the spectacular 665m Sea Cliff Bridge, a masterpiece of engineering on the Grand Pacific Drive, which runs along the coast and out into the ocean from Bulli and Sydney. You can even stop and walk along sections of the bridge and revel in some of the region’s most dramatic coastal scenery.
Retaining much of the flavour of a mining village of the 19th century in its pubs, churches, houses and public buildings. Don’t miss the Bulli Black Diamond Museum Heritage Centre, located at the 1887 State Heritage listed Bulli Railway Station. The museum showcases the region’s railway and coal-mining heritage, including the old coal jetty and the South Bulli Mine's number 2 steam locomotive (circa 1888).
Many of the local buildings and monuments also bear testament to the hardships and heroism of Australia's early mining history.